The Future of U.S. Railroads - (Resources)

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Trolleys: A History of Interurban Rail

Interurbans: Summary

Interurban Lines and Street Railways:
State-by-State List

General Motors: Streetcar Conspiracy

Streetcars from Around the World

Abandoned Railroads

Abandoned Railroads: Maps and Info>

Abandoned Railroads, Subways, and Train Stations: Web Urbanist

Abandoned Railroad Grades, Bridges, Tunnels with Location: Flicker Photos

History Hunters: Abandoned Railroads

Government Studies and Subsidy Info

National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission: How Does Our System Function Today?

Why We Need a Trans-American Network (Policy Brief -PDF)

Amtrak Success Stories thread >

A Vision for High-Speed Rail in the Northeast Corridor (PDF, 4MB)

Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
The Infrastructure Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of America’s current infrastructure conditions and needs.

State of the U.S. Infrastructure –
Overview and Analysis


Energy Efficiency

Amtrak: Defining Energy Efficiency

Fuel Efficiency: Modes of Transportation Ranked By MPG

Fuel-efficient transportation: An Overview

Comparative Evaluation: Rail and Truck Fuel Efficiency

Truck Fuel Efficiency Guide

Environmentally Friendly Cars and Transportation

Air Travel and Climate Change: Take the Train

Carbon Calculator

Future Focus

Future of American Transportation
article >

America 2050 - Megaregions / High Speed Rail

America's Transportation Infrastructure
article >

Reconnecting America
article >

High-Speed Rail For U.S.?
article >

A Better Way To Go (PDF)

A Practical Solution for Today's Traffic Problems
article >

High Speed Rail
editorial >


America 2050 - Megaregion Map

Phasing Plan for High-Speed Rail

State Supported Rail Routes

Northeast Corridor: Google Map


Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service
by James McCommons info >

How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take It Back
by Jane Holtz Kay info >

The Electric Interurban Railways in America by George Hilton, John Due info >


Railroad Talk

Railroad Net Forums >
First launched in 1996 - the website boasts one of the top railroad forums in the world with over 11,000 members and 900,000 posts.


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